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Literature's Laziest Characters

We've been listening to a lot of Martha & the Vendellas in this major heat wave. When the weather is this warm, the last thing we want to do is work. Despite our reluctant bones, we still managed to gather up enough energy to compile a list of literature’s laziest characters. Now we need to take a nap.

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Audiobooks: Trials and Triumphs of a First-Time Listener

Confession time: Before this month, I had never listened to a single audiobook. The closest I had ever come was watching an episode of How I Met Your Mother in which the characters listen to an audiobook in the car, and even that felt a little excessive for my hard-copy-loving self.

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August Nook Book Deal: Hollow City

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs only $9.99 on Nook

Get it before it's over! The Nook Book Deal ends this Thursday.

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Dorothy Parker's Legacy of Witty Women

Dorothy Parker is remembered for many things: poetry, stories, her reign on the Algonquin Round Table, her involvement in civil rights, her skewering of the unfair and the mundane in equal measure. But it's Parker’s wit that is her greatest legacy – and to many, her wit as a woman (of all things!) that makes the great poetess as memorable as she is.

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Literary French Fries

August 19th has been designated National Potato Day and really, could there be a more delicious holiday? Potatoes are a wonderful vegetable and can be prepared in a multitude of ways. You can boil them, bake them, fry them, mash them, roast them...ugh, man, do we want potatoes. The possibilities are endless!

French Fries are by far one of the most popular ways to serve potatoes and legend has it that they were first introduced in the United States by Thomas Jefferson. Supposed during his term as president, he requested that the White House chef prepare “potatoes served in the French manner” for a dinner party. 

Today we’re putting a literary spin on some french fries to bring you recipes inspired by books. The recipes below don’t list quantities, as you can use as much or as little of the toppings as you’d like.

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